Doctrine of kompetenz- kompetenz pursuant to S.16 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 in light of UttarakhanPurvSainik Kalyan Nigam Ltd case

On the 27th November 2019, the Supreme Court of India in the matter of UttarakhanPurvSainik Kalyan Nigam Ltd (UPNL) v Northern Coal Filed Ltd (Special Leave Petition (Civil) No. 011476/2018.  In this case, the Court against emphasised the importance of party autonomy and the doctrine of kompetenz- kompetenz pursuant to section 16 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996, which enables the Arbitrator to deal with objections and issues in the arbitration.

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